CTK Newsletter


CTK is having our accreditation validation team visit tomorrow and Wednesday. They will be looking through all the evidences that the faculty/board of ed/parents/pastors/staff have compiled into our self-study report. Prayers from our spiritual family are definitely welcomed during this process.

Ms. Bleck would like to take a small chunk of space to announce her “Spring Fling” Concert which will take place on Thursday. April 19th at 7 PM. The concert will be taking place at Immanuel Lutheran Church with an ICE CREAM social taking place after the concert. All members and nonmembers are invited to the performance. Performing will include Ms. Bleck on organ, Ms. Bleck’s students of organ, recorders, and rhythm band, as well as the Adoration Choir and the Men’s Quartet of Immanuel. All proceeds of the free-will offering will benefit the Handbell Fund. Mark this on your calendar today!

There will be a volleyball game between the boys’ volleyball team and the faculty of CTK on Friday, at 12:45. Popcorn will be available for $0.25 during the game.

A permission slip is attached to the newsletter today. That permission slip will be for your child to attend the Lutheran School Joint Worship Service at the Ryder Center at SVSU on Tuesday, May 8th. All children are expected to go and any child not going will be counted as absent for the day. A cold lunch will also be required. This field trip is for students in grades K-8.

It is time to come out swinging - with a golf club, that is. CTK would like to invite you to take part in the 2nd annual Dusty Clubs Gold Scramble on Saturday, April 21st, which benefits Christ the King. If you golf, please fill out a registration form. If you do not and still want to support the event, please think about being a hole sponsor or cart sponsor. We were so blessed by the wonderful weather last year. We pray God will provide us with good weather, straight drives, and short putts this year as well. Contact Becky Fiebig and Lori Sweetman if you are interested in sponsoring or signing up for the scramble.

The boys’ volleyball team will play their one day tournament this Saturday, April 21. The tournament will take place at Peace, Saginaw. The first game is at 9 AM. Please come out and support our athletes!

I wanted to let you know that there is a new immunization clinic scheduled. It will be taking place on Wednesday, April 25. This will take place at Dr. Canfield’s office. To make an appointment (which you are required to have, please call 989-269-9723.

HEY 8TH GRADE PARENTS of Immanuel Students!!! Confirmation pictures are set for Thursday, April 26th. They will be held at Immanuel. The time scheduled for the pictures is 4:30 PM. Please be there on time.

All Parents of a CTK Athlete: This is for any sport: Fall, Winter, or Spring…SAVE THE DATE: Which one? Tuesday, May 1st, starting at 6 PM. Mr. Kaiser and Mrs. Gremel agreed that CTK is long overdue for a sports banquet. There will be more details coming home in a letter soon. Please stay tuned!

CTK Sports Physical Day will be taking place on Thursday, May 3rd. Dr. Scaddan and his crew of support staff will be coming to CTK to give sports physicals for students playing sports next year at CTK and USA. Students will need to bring in $10 for the physical. A form will be available from Mrs. Gremel shortly. In years passed, Dr. Scaddan has donated all proceeds back to CTK athletics. Please note that your athlete will need a sports physical to participate in any sport at CTK or USA next year before they can even practice, play or participate. These physicals will be held during the school day so you do not have to take off of work to do so. What a convenience!!!

Important Change in School Schedule… As you know, besides increasing your child’s faith in God, my second priority at Christ the King is school safety. Recently, CTK BOE and the members of Knights for a Brighter Tomorrow hosted Deputy Ryan Swartz as we toured both campuses for a security walkthrough. Dep. Swartz pointed out changes he would make relatively soon to the boards. In addition, he offered to come back and hold an ALICE Training with the faculty and staff of Christ the King. The Board of Education has approved my request to make the following change in the school calendar: Monday, May 7th will be changed from a full day of school to an early release date. Early release will be at 11:20 AM. Dep. Swartz will take the afternoon to conduct the training. Please let family and friends know about the change in schedule. Thanks for your understanding for the change and sorry for an inconvenience this may cause you.

    Gracious CTK Family,
              On behalf of the Kaiser family, I would like to inform our spiritual family at Christ the King Lutheran School that Erika and I have again received a divine call to be the Kindergarten teacher and full-time administrator at St. James Lutheran Church and School in Shawano, WI.
              I would like to remind everyone that we have only received the calls. We have not made a decision as to whether we are going to accept or decline the calls yet.
              Thank you for allowing Erika and me to minister to your children, to foster their faith in Jesus Christ, and trusting us with their care as you leave them in the care of all of the teachers at CTK.
    We ask that you pray for God’s will be done. We ask for prayers for God to grant us the wisdom of Solomon. We ask for prayers for all the congregations who will be affected by our decision. We ask that God would lead us to the congregation where He wants us to continue our school ministry.
              Thank you for your prayers and support during this reflective time in our lives. We sincerely love you all as our family.

    In HIS Service,
    David, Erika, Emma, and Elijah Kaiser

    Thank you to the Second - Fourth grade classes as they shared their faith in The Amazing Grace Race. By my count, there were over 250 people (not including school children) who attended the school play. Thank you to Mrs. Yoder, Mrs. Kundinger, and Mrs. Engelhard for coordinating and directing the school play.

    Mr. Smith would love for me to inform my CTK family that there are two large TVs (not flat screen) which need new homes. Both TVs measure 27” (screen-size). We are asking $25 a piece or 2 for $100 (lol). If you are interested, please call the office and make arrangements for pick up. I will personally put them in your vehicle for you. First come first serve.

    Mrs. Kundinger and the 3rd grade class are participating in a six-week course from our friends at Scheurer Hospital. Mrs. Kundinger has invited the ladies of Scheurer to teach “Think First” to her students. The students learn about brain and spinal cord prevention. Following the last class, students then receive a free bike helmet.

    Speaking of “Speaking Your Minds,” please continue to share your positive school experiences with friends and family. CTK is again forecasting ANOTHER growth for the 2018-2019 school year. Christ the King will graduate 12 students this year and Kindergarten will probably have 15 students enter next year. In addition, we have had seven new students enroll for next year at CTK. For right now if all OUR spiritual family returns, CTK will have a student population of 190 students. What an awesome testimony to OUR God, OUR school, and OUR faculty. Keep up the great work and keep spreading the blessings of CTK.

    Thank you to all students in Children's Choir and Chorale who braved the weather and headed to Dow Diamond in Midland to sing the National Anthem at a Loons Game on Friday, April 13.  Unfortunately the weather didn't cooperate and the game was cancelled, but we're still proud of you and the awesome way you represented our school.  You were very respectful even though plans were changed and your singing sounded great!  Parents, thank you as well!

    Hey Parents, please remember that when you attend St. Paul or Immanuel Lutheran Churches, please fill out a record of attendance card and hand it to the elder on duty. I want to make sure that you are fulfilling your requirement for church attendance at these two churches. If you attend a different LCMS church, please grab a bulletin for me. Thanks, David Kaiser.

    Do your children know the CTK Mission Statement yet? For the young students, I am hoping that you, as a family, could learn the three facets of OUR school mission statement (Bring in, Build up, and Send out). For the older students, I hope they would be able to memorize the entire statement which is listed at the beginning of the newsletter. I will be checking on how students are doing with the small memory assignment sometime during April. You may be one that I ask!!! Be prepared.

    From March through the end of school, CTK will be supporting MOST ministries from LCMS. MOST ministries stands for Mission Opportunities Short Term. The students will decide which short-term opportunities they will support after we have collected monies. Thank you to the upper grade students as well as Mr. Bunke for researching this unique ministry opportunity for CTK.

    As always, CTK would love to invite your child to attend Sunday school at either Immanuel, St. Paul, or your home congregation.

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    For Information about our After School Latch Key Program, please call Mrs. Vermeersch at 674-8691, Unionville Campus.
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